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Horrible start for the month, after a half way "decent" August. I have the same amount of DLs as I had in my third month here ten years ago, with a port of MAYBE 150 pics vs. almost 5K now.

UGH :(

 

 

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On 9/3/2020 at 6:20 PM, Tim photo-video said:

What themes are on sale? - Back to school, Halloween?
I almost do not have these topics. On the shutterstock in September it is bad - 2 subscriptions.

My sales in September- food, beaches and politics (government buildings) 

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20 hours ago, Aaron of L.A. Photography said:

This photo sold 510 times between the last week in August to now  https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/madison-wisconsin-usa-august-24th-2020-1802866510 

 

I am getting 12-20 downloads per day.

A bit confused by this. In the time span you state ie 11 days (last week of August until your post), when divided into your stated 510 sales, this is around 46 sales a day on this one photo alone.

So, with respect to your second paragraph, mustn't that daily figure be much higher? 🤔

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2 hours ago, Sari ONeal said:

Horrible start for the month, after a half way "decent" August. I have the same amount of DLs as I had in my third month here ten years ago, with a port of MAYBE 150 pics vs. almost 5K now.

UGH :(

 

 

Sorry to hear that. I notice that 50% of my last 20 sales are editorial. I think with economies struggling 'news' sales are increasing and general interest decreasing. At least for me.

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18 hours ago, Ackab Photography said:

Yes indeed, hope to see him back however as you say, he may have made a decision to leave, would be in character. @geogif if you hear us, please come back.

He's reading the forum, but not saying anything. So my guess would be that he's still banned from posting.

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Last friday i had 2 sales. 2 subscriptions. Images. 10 centes. That has to be the lowest friday ever since i got here. Saturday was a bit better and today (which is extremely weird since most of sundays i have no big sales or volume) i had 2 video sales $12.50 each different customers. All in all, my first week was 50% below average ... but last month was exactly the same .. the first 15 days were horrible and after the 15th it picked up amazingly so i feel its a bit early.

In any case, this will always feel like the casino .. its almost impossible to predict anything. On the other hand AS is doing o.k. im also in EE .. got accepted two months ago and its doing good... P5 is slower than ever and IS + EY combo is well. .who knows since their reports take forever.. >

Cheers

 

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2 hours ago, engagestock said:

Last friday i had 2 sales. 2 subscriptions. Images. 10 centes. That has to be the lowest friday ever since i got here. Saturday was a bit better and today (which is extremely weird since most of sundays i have no big sales or volume) i had 2 video sales $12.50 each different customers. All in all, my first week was 50% below average ... but last month was exactly the same .. the first 15 days were horrible and after the 15th it picked up amazingly so i feel its a bit early.

In any case, this will always feel like the casino .. its almost impossible to predict anything. On the other hand AS is doing o.k. im also in EE .. got accepted two months ago and its doing good... P5 is slower than ever and IS + EY combo is well. .who knows since their reports take forever.. >

Cheers

 

If you do not have sales, when your port is pro quality, than nothing more can be invented.

I agree with you: it is pure, pure lottery. There is a lot of work invain, a lot of work that might never be sold, payed for, a lot of 'for air' only working. A second income is a must. Only very specialized pro authors can live out of stock footage or photograpy alone. Its all about crissis we are in. There simply is no money to buy products we have. If author does not have enthusiasm to work for air - finish. Game over. It will all look little diferent when all this is over. Crissis, etc.

I am at EE too, and this is most profitable now. Consider I have only small number of clips there ...

AS ... yesterday they report me a sale, made on Aug 31! Wow? Hmm? How? Why? I am happy, but timeline puzzles me! :(

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On 9/5/2020 at 2:24 AM, Ackab Photography said:

Yes indeed, hope to see him back however as you say, he may have made a decision to leave, would be in character. @geogif if you hear us, please come back.

He is still in "exile" and has no indication of how long this will last. But he sends his best regards to the forum.

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46 minutes ago, Wilm Ihlenfeld said:

He is still in "exile" and has no indication of how long this will last. But he sends his best regards to the forum.

Thanks for the update Wilm. Seems to me that this exile is unwarranted and lasting way too long. Again, would like to see him back asap as he was one of the driving forces of this forum.

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1 hour ago, Ackab Photography said:

Thanks for the update Wilm. Seems to me that this exile is unwarranted and lasting way too long. Again, would like to see him back asap as he was one of the driving forces of this forum.

Yes, that's correct - he was. Phil Lowe as well and several others.

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So my first week round up: 
The first six days where my worst six day ever since i started. Suddenly on sunday i had a couple of sales for 12.50 each. 

Yesterday was horrible. 1 sale. a Sub. 17 cents. This is the first time it ever happened to me.

And then today .. i had 12 sales with different ammount (subs) even one of 2.39 .. and 2 Single and Other .. each for +70 usd .,.. so yeah .. go figure. wont complain. It happened to me last month too .. At least my month is back on track. But download volume is at least 60% less and i have no idea why.

Will keep you posted.

 

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1 hour ago, engagestock said:

So my first week round up: 
The first six days where my worst six day ever since i started. Suddenly on sunday i had a couple of sales for 12.50 each. 

Yesterday was horrible. 1 sale. a Sub. 17 cents. This is the first time it ever happened to me.

And then today .. i had 12 sales with different ammount (subs) even one of 2.39 .. and 2 Single and Other .. each for +70 usd .,.. so yeah .. go figure. wont complain. It happened to me last month too .. At least my month is back on track. But download volume is at least 60% less and i have no idea why.

Will keep you posted.

 

Wow! good for you.. September for me is very silent. Zero DL for 9 straight days now.  

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